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Washington Semester Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program students at the Newseum

Your Summer Internship in DC

Join us in DC this summer from June 5 to July 28, 2017 to build your resume with DC experience.

This summer, through the Washington Semester Summer Internship Program, you have the opportunity to gain professional skills, earn college credit, and explore Washington, D.C.!

Your dedicated professor-mentor will help you find your internship, orient you to the city, and work with you throughout the summer to provide you with guidance and advice. Through the Summer Internship Program, you can earn three to six undergraduate or graduate credits through an internship and a seminar in Professional Development in DC.

The Summer Internship Program is only available to US citizens or permanent residents. We cannot support visas for this program.


3 Credit or 1 Credit Option

3 Credit Option 1 Credit Option
Weekly guest speakers and site visits One weekly class session (75 minutes)
½ day of class sessions each week 4.5 days of internship
Customized Career portfolio assignment Personalized internship advisor/support for internship search
4.5 days of internship Participation in Professional Development Day
Personalized internship advisor/support for internship search
Participation in Professional Development Day
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"The American University Summer Internship Program changed me for the better. I could feel myself growing as a writer everyday under the guidance of my editors. I covered everything from new legislation to congressional hearings to Supreme Court rulings. My journalism class re-enforced the skills and resources I needed for my internship. Even when I wasn't at class or my internship, I was exploring the city and learning how to take care of myself as an adult. I can honestly say after returning to my home college, I was more organized and revitalized for my senior year."

Emma Ginader, WSSIP 2014